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  • High schooler who was homeless for THREE YEARS after his mother died graduates top of his class

    07/04/2016 1:28:34 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 18 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 4 July 2016 | Hannah Parry For Dailymail.com
    A Texas high schooler left homeless after the death of his mom has graduated top of his class and even won a full college scholarship. Liyjon DeSilva was just five years old when he lost his mother, and spent the next few years living with between different relatives until he was finally just abandoned. But even while he was spending his nights sleeping in parking lots or on park benches in southwest Houston, Texas he never considered missing school.
  • Valedictorian bound for Yale on a full scholarship reveals she is an illegal immigrant

    06/10/2016 5:41:25 AM PDT · by orchestra · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/10/2016 | Wills Robinson
    (Full Headline) Texas high school valedictorian bound for Yale on a full scholarship reveals she is an illegal immigrant in her graduation speech A Texas high school valedictorian has revealed she is an illegal immigrant in her graduation speech. Larissa Martinez told classmates at McKinney Boyd High School that she was one of the 11million undocumented citizens living in the United States after she fled her abusive and alcoholic father in Mexico. The 18-year-old, who has been offered a full scholarship to Yale, said she decided against giving her classmates the 'traditional Hallmark version' of the speech and instead opted...
  • Arizona college imposes mandatory fee to fund scholarship for illegal immigrants

    04/06/2016 7:07:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | April 6, 2016 | Malia Zimmerman
    <p>A private college in Arizona is charging students a fee to fund a scholarship for illegal immigrants, a controversial move supporters say gives a hand to those who need it but anti-illegal immigration advocates call irresponsible.</p> <p>Prescott College is tacking a $30 annual fee onto its $28,000 annual tuition to establish an annual scholarship for “undocumented” students, as part of a policy first proposed by students and faculty from the undergraduate and Social Justice and Human Rights Master of Arts divisions. While students can opt out of paying the fee, if they do nothing it will be automatically imposed. Backers say it helps reverse what they call Arizona’s reputation as a “national example of discriminatory politics.”</p>
  • On this “Natural Born Citizen” Issue, Part I: From Alexander Hamilton to Lynch v. Clarke

    01/12/2016 3:53:27 PM PST · by Idaho_Cowboy · 42 replies
    Red State ^ | May 21, 2012 | Jake Walke
    No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President... -Article II, Section 1 of the United States Constitution This is a passage that has weighed heavily upon us in recent years. There are those among us, known commonly as "Birthers" who dispute the eligibility of various politicians to be President or Vice-President of the United States. The most popular target of the Birthers is Barack Obama, of course, but of late, Birthers have been training their sights on...
  • Ben Carson's meeting with top army general in Detroit reportedly doesn't match records

    11/10/2015 4:10:32 PM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 92 replies
    MLive ^ | November 07, 2015 | David Muller | dmuller@mlive.com
    DETROIT, MI - Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson's account of being offered a full scholarship at West Point was called into question this week after the military academy said he never applied to the school. Carson admitted Friday that he never applied to West Point. Rather, the neurosurgeon from Detroit said he was informally offered a scholarship by a top U.S. Army general, but decided not to pursue it. However, The Detroit News reports that the encounter Carson was referring to, and that is described in his best-selling 1990 autobiography "Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story," does not match historical...
  • VIDEO: Ben Carson Press Conference On Alleged False Claims

    11/06/2015 5:01:06 PM PST · by JoeSeales · 64 replies
    Ben Carson ^ | 11-6-15 | Ben Carson
    November 6, 2015: GOP Presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson addressed the media this evening on the alleged false claims he made in his book, "Gifted Hands", including that he received a full scholarship offer to West Point and that he allegedly tried to stab a friend and hit his mother with a hammer. He got pretty testy with the reporters... youtube.com/watch?v=_6lrvu5y-d8
  • Ben Carson admits fabricating West Point scholarship

    11/06/2015 8:33:42 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 559 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/06/2015 | Kyle Cheney
    Ben Carson’s campaign on Friday admitted, in a response to an inquiry from POLITICO, that a central point in his inspirational personal story was fabricated: his application and acceptance into the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. The academy has occupied a central place in Carson’s tale for years. According to a story told in Carson’s book, “Gifted Hands,” the then-17 year old was introduced in 1969 to Gen. William Westmoreland, who had just ended his command of U.S. forces in Vietnam, and the two dined together. That meeting, according to Carson’s telling, was followed by a “full scholarship” to...
  • Win Scholarship $-TX Energy Council; Energy in Depth’s Everley-UNT’s Ozone Study; WV Coal & NatGas

    10/26/2015 2:42:38 PM PDT · by RaceBannon
    The Jacki Daily Show ^ | 10/25/15 | The Jacki Daily Show
    Today, Glenn Gantt of the TX Energy Council tells us all about the college scholarships they are giving away to students entering the energy sector, especially petroleum and chemical engineers.Then, Steve Everley of Energy In Depth talks about the Obama Administration's new ozone rules and why we should look carefully at who funds the studies to support this policy. Then, we talk with Rob Capehart, former Secretary of Tax and Revenue for WV about how coal and natural gas funds most of the state budget, and job retraining for coal miners who transition to natural gas extraction.
  • What Was Ted Cruz like at Harvard?

    03/30/2015 4:19:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    The Huffington Post's The Blog ^ | March 30, 2015 | Metro.us
    Presidential candidate Ted Cruz loved to argue as a Harvard student and boasted he'd get the best grades in his class, only to lose out to two other classmates. In a series of exclusive interviews with Metro, several of his former classmates painted a complex portrait of the Tea Party's most beloved presidential candidate. Laurence Tribe, a longtime Harvard law professor, said Cruz took his constitutional law class, challenged his teacher in interesting and "invariably right-leaning" ways at every turn. Tribe said Cruz bragged to many of his classmates that he would receive the highest grade in the class, which...
  • Educated voter---scholarship vote needed

    01/08/2015 4:46:04 PM PST · by mikelets456 · 1 replies
    Wyzant ^ | 1/8/2015 | Dough Ricchini
    How Education Has Empowered Me What is education? There are many who would say that an education is merely an entity that is to be possessed and others who say that it is only a means to move forward in the world, however I believe that education is a key, a key to freedom. Nelson Mandela once said "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world", I truly agree with the wise words of Mr. Mandela and hope that one day I can use my education to do great things. When I was young...
  • Michael Brown Scholarship Fund Will Honor Late Teen's Legacy, Help Siblings Attend College

    08/25/2014 7:24:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | August 21, 2014 | Kimberly Yam
    One organization is working to not only honor the achievements and legacy of the late Michael Brown, but to also help his younger siblings achieve what he didn't have the chance to. Brown, the unarmed black teen who was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, earlier this month, was a recent high school graduate. He was scheduled to start classes at Vatterott College on Aug. 11, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, but was killed two days prior. The Wisconsin Hope Lab -- a program that researches ways to minimize barriers for students of all backgrounds...
  • EXCLUSIVE: University Caught Excluding Whites, Males from Scholarships

    05/19/2014 11:32:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 69 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | May 19, 2014 | Ryan Lovelace, The College Fix
    Butler University has awarded endowed scholarships on the basis of race and gender, The College Fix has learned. Butler removed the listing of all endowed scholarships, totaling approximately $2.4 million, from the university website before the 2013-2014 school year after inquiry from a parent of a prospective student. The ScholarshipsThe “race-conscious” scholarships Butler has offered include scholarships that are only awarded to African-American students, an award limited to “a female student of Hispanic descent,” an award limited to “a woman of Indian descent” (unless Butler cannot find one) and an award that declares, “Preference will be given to Caucasian undergraduates...
  • Obama Offers High School Seniors $30,000+ to Snoop for NSA

    11/18/2013 6:00:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2013 | Katie Kieffer
    Obama is offering high school seniors $30,000 a year for college tuition, PLUS a job, housing, transportation and a galore of other benefits. Apparently, Obama is having a hard time finding youths willing to spy on their friends, so he’s upping the ante. NSA.Gov currently has a “job” posted for young people who are desperate for a job, thanks to Obama’s lackluster recovery. Under “Careers” and “Opportunities for You,” the NSA has this posting with a bold red alert notice at the top: “Notice: Stokes Scholarship Application Deadline extended until 30 November 2013.” The objective of this job is ambiguous....
  • Radio host offers Trayvon Martin’s friend, Rachel Jeantel, full ride to black college of her choice

    07/16/2013 5:29:52 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 113 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 16 Jul 2013 | Chuck Ross
    On his radio program Tuesday, radio host Tom Joyner announced that he would fully pay for Rachel Jeantel to attend a historically black college or university of her choice. Jeantel is the friend of Trayvon Martin who was the last person to speak to him before his February 2012 death and the star witness in the trial against George Zimmerman. Joyner told Jeantel on his radio program early Tuesday, “if you want to graduate from high school, and go to an HBCU…if you want to do that, I want to help you do that.” Jeantel is currently 19 years old...
  • Bill Seeks To Reopen 9/11 Scholarships Funded By Calif.’s Specialty License Plates

    04/25/2013 5:36:29 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    ap ^ | April 25, 2013 5:15 PM
    Sen. Ted Gaines, R-Rocklin, introduced SB384 to reinstate the 9-11 Memorial Scholarship Program, after an investigation by The Associated Press and a subsequent review by the state auditor found it was poorly administered. The state collected more than $15 million from selling specialty memorial license plates, but only a sliver of it went to the scholarships. As the AP found, the auditor said the state did not meet its statutory deadline to notify the family members of Sept. 11 victims by the July 2003 deadline prescribed in the law. The state did so only in April 2005, just three months...
  • Trayvon Martin scholarship to be awarded today to local student (Want repeal of Stand-Your-Ground)

    01/21/2013 2:47:19 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Bay News 9 ^ | January 17, 2013,
    DAYTONA BEACH -- The parents of Trayvon Martin are presenting a scholarship in their son's name during a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration in Daytona Beach. Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin were scheduled to join attorney Benjamin Crump for Thursday's annual banquet, hosted by Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration for Florida, Inc., at the Hilton Oceanfront Hotel to honor the civil rights leader. Trayvon's parents planned to present the scholarship to a local high-school senior. Crump is giving the keynote address. Trayvon Martin would have graduated from high school this year...
  • Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship 2012 (Application Deadline: December 31, 2012)

    11/28/2012 2:25:28 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 3 replies
    ScholarshipExperts.com ^ | ScholarshipExperts.com
    Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship 2012 ScholarshipExperts.com is now offering the Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship in 2012. One scholarship recipient will be chosen to receive a $1,000 scholarship Applicants must: • Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application • Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia • Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2018) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education • Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the topic: Imagine that your high school/college has been overrun with...
  • UCLA scholarship for Sean 'Diddy' Combs' son raises eyebrows

    06/01/2012 11:01:38 AM PDT · by SaraJohnson · 25 replies
    LA Times ^ | 6/1/12 | Kate Mather
    When Justin Combs turned 16, his father, hip-hop mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs, gave him a $360,000 silver Maybach. When Justin Combs decided to play football in college, UCLA gave him a $54,000 scholarship. As UCLA confirmed this week that the recent graduate of New York's New Rochelle Iona Prep would enroll on a full athletic scholarship, some questioned if the cash-strapped school should pay for the education of the son of a man worth an estimated $475 million — and whether the 18-year-old should have accepted the offer.
  • $3M of California's 9/11 license plate fund meant for victim's families raided..

    05/29/2012 8:42:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    AP ^ | May 29, 2012 | Staff
    After the 2001 terrorist attacks, California lawmakers sought a way to channel the patriotic fervour and use it to help victims' families and law enforcement. Their answer: specialty memorial license plates emblazoned with the words, 'We Will Never Forget.' Part of the money raised through the sale of the plates was to fund scholarships for the children of California residents who perished in the attacks, while the majority - 85 per cent - was to help fund anti-terrorism efforts. But an Associated Press review of the $15 million collected since lawmakers approved the 'California Memorial Scholarship Program' shows only a...
  • U.S. Born Terror Boss Anwar al-Awlaki killed

    09/30/2011 4:04:13 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 57 replies
    Terror mastermind and senior Al-Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki is dead a senior U.S. official confirms. Al-Awlaki, a U.S.-born Islamic militant cleric who became a prominent figure in Al-Qaeda's most active branch, using his fluent English and Internet savvy to draw recruits to carry out attacks in the United States, was killed Friday in the mountains of Yemen, American and Yemeni officials said. excerpt - Yemeni security officials and local tribal leaders said al-Awlaki was killed in an air strike on his convoy that they believed was carried out by the Americans. They said pilotless drones had been seen over the...
  • Ethnically-Based Scholarships Awarded

    07/04/2011 10:44:47 AM PDT · by Racehorse · 12 replies
    KSAT-TV ^ | 30 June 2011 | Tim Gerber
    A University of Texas at San Antonio student has become one of the first recipients of a scholarship offered only to Caucasian males. The pre-law student accepted the $500 scholarship from the Former Majority Association for Equality on Wednesday evening in New Braunfels. The nonprofit group, started by a Texas State student, claims to be the first to offer an ethnically-based scholarship for Caucasian males. Daniel Crotty, in his junior year at UTSA, said he was pleased to be awarded the scholarship. "I'm honored because this organization has such honorable intentions," Crotty said. "I'm just proud to be a part...
  • The New "Don't Go To College" Scholarship (Courtesty of the Co-Founder of PayPal)

    05/26/2011 6:39:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Kids Prefer Cheese ^ | 05/26/2011 | Mingowitz
    Don't go to college, do get $100,000 The winners were announced today for a new fellowship that has sparked heated debate in academic circles for questioning the value of higher education and suggesting that some entrepreneurial students may be better off leaving college. Peter Thiel, a co-founder of PayPal, will pay each of the 24 winners of his Thiel Fellowship $100,000 not to attend college for two years and to develop business ideas instead. The fellows, all 20 years old or younger, will leave institutions including Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Stanford University, to work with...
  • O'Reilly Answers His Email

    04/13/2011 10:18:31 PM PDT · by jdirt · 62 replies
    Foxnews ^ | April 13, 2011 | jd
    Bill O'Reilly is either the worst journalist ever or he flat out lied to several people who wrote him. However, he invited us to send him the evidence if his facts are wrong. 1. Will you stake your professional reputation that Mr. Obama is constitutionally eligible to be president? Ken McFadden, LaGrange GA A Yes 2. How do you know Obama did not attend college on foreign student aid? Edith Keenan Lake Stevens, WA A. He reportedly received federal aid assistance and affirmative action help. There is not one shred of evidence any foreign money was involved. 3. What about...
  • Obama would not be here without his scholarship

    04/13/2011 12:02:45 PM PDT · by jdirt · 40 replies
    Fox news ^ | April 13, 2011 | jd
    In Obama's speech today on his tax plan, he mentioned that he would not be here without his scholarship. Does anyone know what scholarship he received and for which college? This is the first I heard of it.
  • Jury: Pageant breached Texas beauty queen contract ("Peyton Place" with racial undertones?)

    03/25/2011 3:49:51 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 24, 2011 | AP
    SAN ANTONIO — A Texas jury ruled Thursday that a 17-year-old beauty queen allegedly told to “get off the tacos” after gaining weight was wrongly stripped of her crown and has had it returned by a judge. ...Judge Barbara Nellermoe then restored Ramirez’s crown, clearing the way for her to compete for Miss Texas and Miss America, according Court Clerk Grace Montalvo. After deliberating 11.5 hours over two days in the weeklong trial, the Bexar County jury of five men and seven women found that pageant officials, not Ramirez, breached the contract. “It’s a sad day for us. We think...
  • Conservative Scholarships?

    03/12/2011 3:36:32 PM PST · by 50sDad · 7 replies
    Self ^ | 03/15/11 | 50sDad
    I am working at getting my Very Conservative and very dedicated daughter through college. She's been accepted at five of them, and is most interested in a Christian private college that has some steep financial costs. Can anyone recommend scholarships from conservative sources? I would think she would be the exception to the rule in college...she's been raised right, and rolls her eyes every time the President shows up on TV.
  • Texas State students offer scholarships exclusively for white males

    03/01/2011 11:52:52 AM PST · by SteveH · 36 replies · 1+ views
    American Statesman ^ | 2/24/2011 updated 3/1/2011 | Patrick George
    Texas State students offer scholarships exclusively for white males Group founder Colby Bohannan says his demographic is often left out when it comes to college funding. Texas State student Colby Bohannan formed the Former Majority Association for Equality to award funds to white men. [photo] Kelly West/AMERICAN-STATESMAN Enlarge Photo Texas State student Colby Bohannan formed the Former Majority Association for Equality to award funds to white men. Latest local news » By Patrick George AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Updated: 8:26 a.m. Tuesday, March 1, 2011 Published: 7:59 p.m. Thursday, February 24, 2011 SAN MARCOS — Colby Bohannan said that when he first...
  • Texas group to offer college scholarships to white men

    02/26/2011 12:19:36 PM PST · by Innovative · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | Feb 26, 2011 | Jim Forsyth
    Members of a new Texas association are starting a college scholarship program for a group of students they say do not have as many scholarship options as others -- white men. Colby Bohannan, a student at Texas State University in San Marcos, and some friends have formed the non-profit Former Majority Association for Equality, which will provide the scholarships. The idea was that there are many scholarships geared toward helping minorities and women attend college, and there are also scholarships for people from certain religions or from certain families. But Bohannan thought his demographic group was missing. Non-Hispanic whites are,...
  • Memorial service, scholarship will honor slain Border Patrol agent

    01/20/2011 5:14:09 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies
    SIERRA VISTA — Friends of slain U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry are working to carry on his memory by establishing a new scholarship in his name. Though still in the formative stages, the Brian A. Terry Memorial Scholarship Fund is aimed at giving a boost to young people looking into a career in law enforcement. Julie Epperson, one of about four friends of Terry who are spearheading the effort, said the scholarship would stay in the state that he lived and worked in. “Our focus is that Brian lived in Arizona, he died protecting our borders in Arizona, and...
  • (RAT) Eddie Bernice Johnson Wins District 30 Despite Scandal

    11/03/2010 11:53:18 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    DFW CBS Local ^ | 11/02/10 | Carol Cavazos & Matt Goodman
    Johnson Wins District 30 Despite ScandalBy Carol Cavazos & Matt Goodman, CBS 11 News November 2, 2010 10:35 PM DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – In the midst of many Republican gains, the Associated Press announced that Democrat Eddie Bernice Johnson had defeated her challenger for District 30 U.S. Representative despite a nationally publicized scholarship scandal. Her opponent, Republican Stephen Broden, didn’t want to discuss the race, and refused to concede until all votes counted. With 77 percent of precincts reporting, however, Broden was trailing by 54 percent of the vote. **SNIP** Broden would still not concede the race. In August, officials with...
  • Letters bearing EBJ's signature ask that scholarship money be sent directly to her grandsons

    09/07/2010 11:12:44 AM PDT · by DFG · 17 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 09/07/10 | Todd J. Gillman
    Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson apparently asked the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation to send scholarship funds directly to her grandsons and great-nephews, rather than to their colleges, according to letters released today by her GOP challenger. It is unclear whether such a request is, by itself, improper under the foundation's rules.
  • Black Caucus Foundation orders scholarship audit (RAT Eddie Bernice Johnson debacle)

    08/31/2010 10:27:34 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    KION ^ | 8/31/10 | LARRY MARGASAK
    Black Caucus Foundation orders scholarship auditBy LARRY MARGASAK Associated Press Writer Updated: Aug 31, 2010 8:09 PM EDT WASHINGTON (AP) - An internal audit of the scholarship program of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation was under way Tuesday, sparked by the admission by Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson that she had steered scholarships to her relatives and the children of a staff member. The foundation's chairman, Rep. Donald Payne, D-N.J., said that neither the foundation nor the Congressional Black Caucus "will allow unethical behavior in the awarding of scholarships or any programs that are designed to benefit the community." The foundation...
  • Life Lessons from Zoltan Mesko

    08/22/2010 8:08:38 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 8 replies
    Powerline ^ | 8-21-2010 | Scott Johnson
    Wednesday's Wall Street Journal dubbed Zoltan Mesko the NFL's most interesting man. Mesko was a 10-year-old immigrant to the United States from Rumania. He played high school football and attended the the University of Michigan, where he also played for the team as a punter. He signed on with the New England Patriots after they drafted him in the fifth round of this year's NFL draft. Mesko hasn't even made the team yet, but it wouldn't be right to quibble with the premise of the Journal's story. The story by John U. Bacon is a terrific profile of Mesko. It...
  • Calif. College Offers Scholarship to Illegal Immigrants

    05/28/2010 10:19:16 AM PDT · by day21221 · 46 replies · 1,161+ views
    foxnews.com ^ | May 28, 2010 | Jana Winter
    Calif. College Offers Scholarship to Illegal Immigrants A public community college in California has set up a scholarship fund for immigrant students — including illegal immigrants. The $2,500 scholarship has sparked anger by some, including at least one lawmaker who is threatening to cut off federal funding to the school. A public community college in California has set up a scholarship fund for immigrant students — including illegal immigrants. The $2,500 scholarship has sparked anger by some, including at least one lawmaker who is threatening to cut off federal funding to the school. Orange County's Santa Ana College says the...
  • Liar On Harvard Application Busted For Fraud/Larceny (Not Obama)

    05/17/2010 6:32:58 PM PDT · by StopObama2012 · 21 replies · 1,416+ views
    Gawker ^ | 5/17/2010 | Maureen O'Connor
    A 23-year-old former Harvard student, Adam Wheeler, stands accused of lying in his Harvard, Fulbright, and Rhodes applications, and now faces 20 criminal charges.
  • Talk show host DeGeneres presents $30K scholarship to lesbian student in Miss. prom flap

    03/19/2010 1:27:19 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 52 replies · 1,652+ views
    AP ^ | March 19, 2010
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A lesbian high school student embroiled in a legal flap over her school's prom policy has received a $30,000 scholarship on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." Constance McMillen was speechless Friday when the talk show host pulled out an oversized check from the Web site Tonic.Com, a digital media company.
  • Applications from veterans may now begin for the Post-9/11 GI Bill

    11/26/2009 2:09:36 AM PST · by darrellmaurina · 2 replies · 301+ views
    Pulaski County Daily News ^ | 5/3/2009 | U.S. Rep. Ike Skelton, House Armed Services Committee Chairman
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 3, 2009) — I am proud to report that as of May 1, veterans may begin applying for the Post-9/11 GI Bill. During the 110th Congress, the Congress passed and President Bush signed into law the Post-9/11 GI Bill, a legislative package that includes a landmark expansion of the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944, most commonly referred to as the “GI Bill.” This act provides for the single largest investment in college financial aid since the GI Bill of 1944 by fully restoring four-year college scholarships for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. Men and women in uniform who...
  • Former foster child in Chicago now a million-dollar scholar

    10/03/2009 10:04:04 AM PDT · by Saije · 13 replies · 908+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/3/2009 | Stephanie Banchero
    Derrius Quarles leans back in his seat and methodically analyzes Aristotle's theory of truth during freshman honors English class at Morehouse College. He strides across campus in a navy blue tailored suit and a bold red sweater handing out business cards that boast "Student/Entrepreneur/Leader." But behind the 19-year-old's dauntless appearance is a past that few on campus know. When Quarles was 5, the state took him away from his mother. He spent his childhood bouncing from home to home before ending up on his own at 17 in an apartment on Chicago's South Side. His arrival at a prestigious, historically...
  • Author, Author: A Sorry Denouement

    10/01/2009 7:41:14 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 13 replies · 1,776+ views
    The Chicago Daily Observer ^ | October 1, 2009 | Daniel J. Kelley
    Several months ago, I wrote an article that raised questions related to Barack Obama’s celebrated autobiography, “Dreams from My Father.” I found portions of the book to be preposterous and difficult to accept as truthful. I thought some episodes in the book were completely fabricated. Other events were conflated. To be fair, it was not a particularly original article. Many other columnists found fault with the book and serious questions were raised as to the authenticity of Obama’s literary skills. It was suggested in many quarters that Bill Ayers was the actual author of the book rather than Obama. Obama...
  • NASA accepting applications for aeronautics scholarship awards

    08/27/2009 5:48:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 449+ views
    8/27/2009 - WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Officials in NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate will begin accepting scholarship applications on Sept. 1 for the 2010 academic year. The application deadline is Jan. 11, 2010. "These scholarships are a fantastic way to support our brightest students and encourage them to finish their education, expose them to NASA's research programs and inspire them to pursue a career in aeronautics," said Jaiwon Shin, associate administrator for the Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington. NASA officials expect to award 20 undergraduate and five graduate scholarships to students in aeronautics or related fields. Undergraduate...
  • Iraq Plans to Send 10,000 Students to Colleges in U.S., Abroad [The Coming Muslim Flood?]

    07/25/2009 12:47:51 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 70 replies · 1,219+ views
    FoxNews ^ | July 25th 2009
    Iraq Plans to Send 10,000 Students to Colleges in U.S., Abroad July 25, 2009 WASHINGTON — Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki says his country plans to send up to 10,000 Iraqi students a year to colleges in the United States, Britain, Canada and Australia over the next five years as a part of a new scholarship program. Al-Maliki says stability in Iraq has allowed the country to focus on education after years of war. He says there's great ambition behind the new program "because our needs are great." The Iraqi government is funding the scholarship program. It will allow students...
  • If you would like to enrage the DailyKos, you can do it here

    11/19/2008 9:39:27 PM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 24 replies · 2,253+ views
    Redstate ^ | November 19, 2008 | Chicagomarylander
    I never do this sort of thing...but I would really appreciate y'all's help here. Do you hate the hive mentality of DailyKos? Would you like to make them squirm? Do you like baseball? Would you like to reward smart, non-partisan analysis that has influenced the way we all now approach baseball? One of the greatest baseball bloggers in America, David Cameron of U.S.S. Mariner, is up for this online scholarship award. The people who run it, in their infinite wisdom, have made the contest an INTERNET POLL: the winner gets $10,000 to pay off their educational debts. Cameron was the...
  • Obama at University of Hawaii

    10/26/2008 12:56:24 AM PDT · by Aria · 15 replies · 2,221+ views
    University of Hawaii archives ^ | 10/25/2008 | Vanity
    I went to a PUMA site and found this mentioned. The poster claimed he had a scholorship that was given only to foreign students. Hmmm Barack Obama from Africa Scholarship winner; Phi Beta Kappa; portraits Neg# A62-00099 For more see post #19 here: http://hillbuzz.wordpress.com/2008/10/25/hey-eeyores-another-take-on-those-polls/
  • America Supports You: Scholarship Keeps Military Families ‘In the Fold’

    08/04/2008 4:22:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 128+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 4, 2008 – A military child’s education is one of many things a servicemember’s injury or death in the line of duty could jeopardize. To make sure that never happens, retired Air National Guard F-16 pilot and Iraq War veteran Maj. Dan Rooney created Oklahoma-based “Folds of Honor.” “Folds of Honor is dedicated to providing deserving families with tailored, effective, lasting change through education,” said Jason Ohrenberger, the organization’s senior vice president for future development. “[It] provides current- and future-use educational scholarships for spouses and children of military servicemembers killed or disabled in action in Iraq or...
  • Tony Snow legacy to live on in Villages High School scholarship

    07/21/2008 5:44:04 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 20 replies · 178+ views
    The Villages Daily Sun ^ | 7-21-08 | Rachel Katz
    Tony Snow may be gone, but his legacy will live on in The Villages. The Buffalo Scholarship Foundation established a fund in his name to be awarded to graduates of The Villages High School. “The scholarship is just really heartwarming for us. What a wonderful way to commemorate someone’s life and what an example it represents,” said John Davis, a member of the foundation’s board of directors. An anonymous donor contributed $20,000 to the Tony Snow scholarship fund; all scholarships presented from these donations will be done in Snow’s name. The most important part of the scholarship is the significance...
  • Israeli Leaves Oxford Scholarship due to Anti-Semitism

    06/12/2008 3:51:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies · 154+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 6-12-08 | staff
    (IsraelNN.com) An Israeli graduate student who received a two-year research scholarship to the prestigious University of Oxford has decided to give up his scholarship for the upcoming second year due to anti-Israel attitudes and anti-Semitism he was exposed to on the campus, according to The Jewish Chronicle. The student studied in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies within the university. The student, a graduate of one of Israel’s finest universities, suffered from daily anti-Israel remarks, harassment and an “unbearable atmosphere." Those of his fellow students aware of his military service also used this in their attacks against him. The student...
  • A Navy lieutenant no more

    04/19/2008 11:09:14 AM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 47 replies · 485+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | 4/18/08 | MIKE BARBER
    EVERETT -- Eleven years ago, Sabrina M. Weiner graduated as a valedictorian at Kamiak High School near Everett. She was a National Merit Scholar, aiming for a bright future after earning a Navy ROTC scholarship to Stanford University. Two months ago, Weiner, 27, forfeited her Navy career after seven years on active and reserve duty, during which she rose to the rank of lieutenant. In a rare instance involving a commissioned officer, Weiner was arrested and given a choice between a court-martial or less-than-honorable discharge after refusing to serve in Iraq. Speaking publicly for the first time about it, Weiner...
  • Fighting for Lexie

    04/17/2008 11:47:56 AM PDT · by GoldwaterInstitute · 3 replies · 90+ views
    The Goldwater Institute ^ | April 16, 2008 | Tim Keller
    Fighting for Lexie : Court of Appeals Should Reject Latest School Choice Challenge Timothy Keller, Goldwater Institute Daily Email, April 16, 2008 The fate of Lexie Weck’s education is in the hands of a three-judge panel. The Arizona Court of Appeals will hear arguments Wednesday, April 23 in the nation’s first-ever legal challenge against publicly funded scholarships for children with disabilities and children in foster care. Lexie is a six-year-old girl with autism and cerebral palsy, who uses a scholarship to attend the Chrysalis Academy where she is flourishing. A year ago, she was in a public school making little...
  • America Supports You: Group Announces Scholarship Opportunity

    02/12/2008 3:20:26 PM PST · by SandRat · 47+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2008 – Homefront America, a troop-support organization based in California, recently announced it will, for the third year, award 25 scholarships in May to benefit military children. Homefront America is a supporter of America Supports You, a Defense Department program connecting citizens and companies with servicemembers and their families serving at home and abroad. The $1,000 scholarships will be awarded with the help of the W. Daniel Tate family and Sara’s Hope, a charitable organization that offers annual scholarships to high school students who perform random acts of kindness. These awards will bring the total of...
  • 9/11 FUND HAS NO CLASS: KIN STIFFED BY $125M SCHOLARSHIP CHARITY (Bill Clinton helped promote)

    09/09/2007 9:55:17 AM PDT · by Stoat · 31 replies · 1,521+ views
    The New York Post ^ | September 9, 2007 | SUSAN EDELMAN
    9/11 FUND HAS NO CLASS KIN STIFFED BY $125M SCHOLARSHIP CHARITY By SUSAN EDELMAN September 9, 2007 -- A charity that tapped the influence of former President Bill Clinton and ex-Sen. Bob Dole and raised more than $125 million to send the children of 9/11 to college is stiffing families it promised to help, The Post has learned. Clinton and Dole spearheaded a campaign for Scholarship America that raked in millions to "guarantee a college education to the children and spouses of everyone who was killed or disabled on Sept. 11," as Clinton vowed on the Larry King show...